Shuttle Offered to Logan

June 3, 2014
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The public commute from Logan International Airport to the Back Bay has grown considerably easier since the launch of shuttle-bus service between the two destinations earlier this spring. As part of a two-year pilot program, Massport is now offering service between the airport Hynes Convention Center and the Copley MBTA Station on Boylston Street...

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BHCA Zoning to Meet June 4

On June 4th, the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee will meet to discuss the the proposed bakery and cafe to be called “Tatte” at 70 Charles Street. For more details, please visit www.bhcivic.org. Anyone with questions and comments is encouraged to attend.  Those unable to attend, but who would like to...

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Beacon Hill Art Walk

Inside a hidden courtyard was a gallery of vibrant paintings where Catherine Blais hung her floral pieces. Her twin daughters and husband accompanied her and barbequed while their Dalmatian sat wishfully hoping for a treat. Across the alley a string quartet performed in a garden. On June 1, people strolled through the quiet, narrow...

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A Common-sense Approach to Gun Control

The gun control bill announced this week by House Speaker Robert DeLeo represents one of the most (indeed in our view, THE most) comprehensive efforts in our nation to bring about sensible gun control legislation that both improves public safety while also safeguarding the rights of law-abiding citizens to purchase guns as enunciated in...

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Police Briefs 06-03-2014

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon 05/23/14 – A victim reported that he doubled-parked his motor vehicle in front of his West Cedar Street residence. When he returned to move the car at around 3 p.m., an unknown male suspect was sitting in the passenger seat and gestured to the victim that he had a...

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Beacon Hill Seminars

Beacon Hill Seminars

At the culmination of a nine-week course offered by Beacon Hill Seminars (BHS) and spearheaded by Tweed Roosevelt, “Tales of TR-The Private Life and Public Career of Theodore Roosevelt,” Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism,” addressed Beacon Hill Seminars members on...

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Party Hosted at the King’s Chapel Parish House

Party Hosted at the King’s Chapel Parish House

Katy Fallon Bitner, Julina Rundberg, Sarah Smith and Sanjeeve Martin – all residents of Beacon Hill in their 20s and 30s – attended a party hosted at the King’s Chapel Parish House on May 17. A task force at King’s Chapel is researching demographics of Beacon Hill and other Boston neighborhoods in order to...

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New Trash Collection Schedule

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) has received information from the city concerning changes to the current trash collection schedule. Effective July 1, trash and recycling will be collected by Sunrise Scavengers, replacing the current Capitol Waste Management. A second day of recycling will be added to the schedule with both trash and recycling...

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Young Friends to Host Party on June 13

Kick off the summer season on Friday, June 13th with the BHCA Young Friends at the Summer Soirée, from 7-11pm at The Hampshire House. Put on your best summer cocktail attire and get ready to dance to live music by the band Panic Button, while enjoying specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Photographs will be...

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Still Time to Beautify Beacon Hill

Spring has sprung!  Flowers and greens are starting to be seen in window boxes, planters and gardens throughout the Hill. “Beautify Beacon Hill” is your chance to recognize those who are allowing our neighborhood to flourish. The Beacon Hill Civic Association, the Beacon Hill Garden Club and The Beacon Hill Times are hosting the...

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Traffic Woes Will Increase in Neighborhood

Once all the projects are completed in the North Station area, the vehicle traffic will increase dramatically on Causeway, Commercial and North Margin Streets as well as the Charlestown Bridge and Atlantic Avenue. Several commercial buildings including a hotel and a new Converse headquarters will appear on the horizon and many residential units will...

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Police Briefs 05-27-2014

Larceny (Bike) 05/14/14 – A victim reported that she left her black Raleigh bicycle in the lobby of a Beacon Street building at around 9:20 a.m., and when she returned at approximately 11 a.m., it was stolen. A witness observed a male suspect wearing a hat take the bicycle. Incidents May 14 42 Beacon...

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Tales of Ode Release Party Set for May 28

Check out their latest single, “Why” RIYL: Of Monsters and Men, Kings of Leon, MuteMath Who: Indie folk-rock band Tales of Olde “mix earnest songwriting, tight musicianship, and beautiful harmonies creating sonic atmospheres that toe the line between folk and pop” (My Old Kentucky Blog). What: Album release party for their debut EP, out 6/3 Where: Great Scott, Allston,...

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92nd Year at the BHCA: Kiefer Selected to Lead Board for Fiscal 2015

May 20, 2014
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92nd Year at the BHCA: Kiefer Selected to Lead Board for Fiscal 2015

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) has announced its proposed officers and directors for fiscal ’15. Mark Kiefer, an aviation industry expert who served as a BHCA director from 2000 to 2006 and is currently a Historic New England council member, has been recommended as president. Outgoing President Keeta Gilmore is slated to succeed...

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Memorial Day Ceremonies Planned

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department have announced Memorial Day observances taking place in City-owned parks and cemeteries. On Thursday, May 22, the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to the families of military service personnel from Massachusetts fallen in service to the United States, will host a...

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Stahl Receives Beacon Award

May 20, 2014
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At its 92nd annual meeting on Monday, the Beacon Hill Civic Center (BHCA) honored the late Frederick A. “Tad” Stahl with the 18th annual Beacon Award for his “significant and sustained” contribution to the community. “It’s unusual for me to be speaking for Tad, but I have no hesitation in saying that he would...

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Hill House and TEA Partner on 5K Dash

On Saturday, May 31st, the Esplanade Association will partner with Hill House to host the first-ever Esplanade 5K Dash. This exciting new race is open to just 350 runners, and takes place along some of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River Esplanade.  Runners of all ages can compete for medals, enjoy the...

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Observe Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend is quickly approaching.  For many residents, this weekend symbolizes the beginning of the summer.  There will be a day off from work or school.  There will be cookouts and celebrations.  There will be a respite from our harried schedules of work and life with our children. However, Memorial Day has a...

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Police Briefs 05-20-2014

Larceny—Shoplifting 5/8/14—At about 12:45 p.m., a male suspect was arrested for shoplifting a hooded sweatshirt from a Cambridge Street bookstore. Incidents May 7 70 Mt. Vernon St. – Parking Violation 14 Myrtle St. – Sick/Injured/Medical-Person May 8 101 Chestnut St. – Parking Violation 148 Cambridge St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 May 10...

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Myrtle St. Playground Clean-up

Myrtle St. Playground Clean-up

On Saturday, local residents took to the streets and playgrounds in Beacon Hill as part of the Boston Shines campaign. Rain may have dampened a few, but not these people who took to cleaning and mulching the beds in the Myrtle St. Playground. Shown are from left Jaime Horgan, Rita Horgan, Ashley Harmon, Kristina...

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Rosales Is Architect for Leverett Cir. Foot Bridge

May 13, 2014
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has selected Beacon Hill resident Miguel Rosales as lead architect for the Leverett Circle pedestrian bridge. Rosales, who designed the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge and has served as lead architect on the rehabilitation of the Longfellow Bridge, among other projects, has been contracted by the...

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Suffolk Students Find a Green Way to Help People in Need

On Move Out Day, May 2, Suffolk University undergrads cleaned out their dorm rooms and headed home for the summer break. Left behind were items they no longer needed, like clothing, bedding, microwaves, shelving units, plastic bins and non-perishable foods. All of that gear didn’t end up as trash littering Boston streets or waste...

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Beacon Hill Garden Club Hosts a Special Event Thursday

We welcome the opportunity to remind our readers about a very special event, the 85th “Hidden Garden Tour of Beacon Hill” that is scheduled for this Thursday, May 15. This is one of the most anticipated events of the year in our neighborhood. As Amy Wilson, communications chair for the Garden Club, told the...

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Downtown Mothers Make the Switch to Clean Energy

If the activity of millions of people around the world has been the main cause of global warming, as leading climate scientists contend, how likely is it that the actions of a single person can help reverse climate change? Very likely, say a growing group of downtown mothers who believe that each step each...

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